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July 2014 Blog Posts (16)

Bike Lock Winner

I held a competition for the end of term 2.  Children were asked to write to me stating why they would like to win the bike lock.  Here is the winning entry:…


Added by Phoenix PS on July 30, 2014 at 21:34 — 1 Comment

Signing a pledge helps create lasting behaviour change

This month's edition of Tim Cotter's Awake eNewsletter on behaviour change has a great summary of a conference paper: Persistence of Energy Efficiency Behaviors over Time: Evidence from a Community-Based Program. It demonstrates the value of writing or signing a declaration of…


Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on July 30, 2014 at 16:41 — No Comments

warnbro primary schhol blog

Hi we are part of the TravelSmart Team ,Over the past weeks we have been going to classes to see who walked rode a bike , scooter ,skatboard , bus or train and car 

walked 82

rode a bike scooter skatboard 33…


Added by Warnbro Primary School on July 30, 2014 at 12:26 — 1 Comment

Coolbinia's Term 3 TravelSmart Team

The new TravelSmart Team for Term 3 meet today.  We went through all the prize options for our TravelSmart events this term.  Each of us selected 200 reward points worth of prizes.  It was great and we hope we win our selections!!! 

We also got organised for the pre/post hands-up surveys.  We will do the pre hands-up survey tomorrow.

We still have our regular Fume Free Fridays where we encourage everyone to walk or ride to school on at least that day. 

It will be a busy…


Added by Coolbinia PS on July 29, 2014 at 17:17 — 1 Comment

New Travel Smart members

 Hi , we would like to give a big welcome to the new members of our Travel Smart Team Reece , Sam ,Tiarah ,Alystra ,Courtney and Jai.





Added by Warnbro Primary School on July 29, 2014 at 14:28 — 1 Comment

Waking School Bus success!


Added by Dongara DHS on July 29, 2014 at 8:17 — 3 Comments

New TravelSmart Rewards

We have some terrific, new TravelSmart rewards in stock which are proving popular with schools:



Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on July 24, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

School Policy on Active Travel

If your school wants to adopt an Active Travel to School Policy that promotes positive messages about active travel, then you might want to follow this guide and template from Sustrans.

It includes the benefits of active travel to school, what the school will do to support it, how students are expected…


Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on July 23, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

"Suss it Out" Activities from Sustrans

Are you looking for some fast & fun activities to start the school day with, or to keep kids busy between classes? Sustrans may have the answer, with their "Suss it Out" activities, based around Active Transport and divided into 5 themes: Staying Safe; Being Healthy; Exploring; Looking after your world; Future Journeys.

The activities take between 10-30 minutes, require little…


Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on July 23, 2014 at 9:26 — No Comments

Walk Safely to School Day

We celebrated our Walk Safely to School Day by encouraging all students to walk or ride to school on Friday 23rd May.  

Leading up to this event:

we conducted a hands up survey to see how many children were walking or riding to school.

advertised Walk Safely to School Day in our school newsletter and on our school website

the Travel Smart team made posters and put them up in each teaching area and other parts of the school.

On the day:

we gave out…


Added by Phoenix PS on July 18, 2014 at 19:34 — 1 Comment

Bike Skills

Our children had the opportunity to be involved in three bike skills sessions delivered by Murray from Cycle West.  The three sessions were held on the 13th, 20th and 27th of May.  The 1.00 pm session catered for the children from the junior part of the school and the 2.00 pm session involved my year three and four students as well as a few children from the upper primary classes.  The course covered bike handling skills, helmet and clothing safety checks as well as road awareness…


Added by Phoenix PS on July 18, 2014 at 19:15 — 1 Comment

Stuff from overseas: IKEA and pushies!

Hello people!

It's been rather quiet in my corner so I thought I'd share some fun stuff. My dad (bless his cotton socks) took a photo for me of the latest IKEA ad in Hamburg, Germany, knowing I'm "tots into bikes 'n all".

So, IKEA, renouned for building gigantic warehouses surrounded by even bigger…


Added by Christina Neubauer on July 16, 2014 at 9:49 — No Comments

Bike Winners

During term one children who walked or rode to school had their names entered into our big raffle held at the end of the term.   Thanks to the very kind donation  by Mr David Bombara - parent and real estate agent from Acton Coogee, two lucky children won a bike each.  The lucky winners were Lucia  and Liam.  Thanks to David for his very generous donation.

Maria Clapsis…


Added by Phoenix PS on July 10, 2014 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

End of term

On Wednesday we had a successful breakfast of porridge, toast and fruit.  It was pouring with rain so many of our usual participants were driven to school but as they had participated all term, all were allowed to enjoy the breakfast.  After the breakfast we drew our raffle winners.  We had great prizes of a bike helmet, lock and chain, hats, bike bells etc. Altogether we had 10 prizes.

Added by Waggrakine Primary School on July 4, 2014 at 12:26 — 1 Comment

Connecting Schools Grant - Update

Local Governments around WA have secured $100,000 worth of Connecting Schools grants to improve bike access and end of trip facilities at 10 TravelSmart schools.…


Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on July 3, 2014 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

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